Category Archives: Caribbean news

OPINION: Dying to reach America – from Bimini. Bahamas – By Indranie Deolall

They had left land secretly that night, watching the little light along the Bimini shoreline fade away fast, and with it any final choice of changing their minds, thinking of the short voyage ahead and the dangerous chances they were about to take, like countless others searching for the elusive better life, so far from home.      Continue reading

Guyana: Moray House Trust: Astronomy in the Caribbean – April 17. 2021 – 5.00 pm EST

Guyana: Moray House Trust:  Virtual Event

Moray House Trust warmly invites you to attend our ninth virtual event: a series of short illustrated talks about astronomy in the region by Dr Shirin Haque (astronomer), David Marshall (amateur astronomer) and Mahendra Mahadeo and Ferlin Pedro (astrophotographers).

Please see the PDF attached below for their profiles.
PDF FILE: Astronomy in the caribbean (1) 
This is a collaborative effort with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Guyana.

Guyana: Emergency supplies for St. Vincent left on Tuesday April 13. 2021

Supplies being loaded onto the vessel to be dispatched to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

April 13, 2021. DPI Guyana Govt.

Guyana will be dispatching some 300 tonnes of emergency supplies, as its first response shipment to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, following the eruption of La Soufrière volcano last Friday and ongoing explosions and eruptions since.

The items were loaded onto a vessel docked at Muneshwers Wharf, and departed Guyana’s shores on Tuesday. The vessel should reach its destination by Friday April 16, 2021. Continue reading

CULTURE: 18 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up In A Caribbean Household

Some people hoard books, Caribbean people hoard plastic bags. 

Ivy Richardson | BuzzFeed —-  A view from Jamaicans in the U.K. 

  1. Ginger and Lemon Tea Solves Everything. 

I can’t explain it but this beverage really is a cure for all. Sore throat? Ginger and lemon tea. Indigestion? Ginger and lemon tea. Broken ankle? You guessed – ginger and lemon tea. God knows the science behind it but the proof is in the pudding.

  1. No Party Is Ever Complete Without Wray And Nephew Rum. 

What do all Caribbean parties have in common? Good people, good music, good food, and Jamaica’s Wray and Nephew rum. There aren’t many things you can guarantee in this life, by Wray and Nephew making an appearance at a Caribbean get together is certainly one of them. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.            Continue reading

La Soufriere volcano: Biggest volcano explosion yet rocks St Vincent

Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry
Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in St. Vincent.  REUTERS/Robertson S. Henry

April 12, 2021 – KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,  (Reuters) – Hot flows of ash, rock fragments and gas tore down the flanks of the La Soufriere volcano on the tiny Caribbean island of Saint Vincent today after its most powerful explosion yet, four days after it first started erupting.

La Soufriere erupted back into life on Friday after decades of inactivity, pumping dark clouds of ash some 10 km (6 miles) into the air and prompting an evacuation by sea and land of thousands of nearby residents.

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Airports closed; houses collapse under the weight of La Soufriere ash – St. Lucia and Barbados affected

DIONNE BAPTISTE CREATED : 10 APRIL 2021 – Loop News

The effects of the La Soufriere volcano eruption is being felt way beyond the shores of St Vincent.

Regional airlines LIAT and Caribbean Airlines were forced to cancel flights and a thick plume of ash has blanketed St Vincent, parts of Saint Lucia and Barbados.

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St. Vincent: La Soufriere volcano explosions and eruptions continue

SOURCE: CMC – The La Soufriere volcano in SVG could erupt “anytime from now”, lead scientist Professor Richard Robertson said Thursday, following a significant increase in activity. It has now started to erupt and evacuations have been ordered.

Caribbean: OECS Central Bank – Get Ready For DCash

By newsamericas – March 22, 2021

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News Americas, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Mar. 22, 2021: Get ready for ‘DCash’ in the Eastern Caribbean.

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) digital currency, DCash, will go live on March 31, starting with Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia.

ECCB Governor Timothy Antoine, in making the announcement, urged people to get on board with this “safer, faster and cheaper” form of payment. “The future of the EC dollar is digital, so let’s make history together,” he said.    Continue reading

The Bahamas Moves Towards Commercial Roll Out Of A Digital Currency

By  newsamericas 

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. March 30, 2021: Another Caribbean country is moving closer to a commercial rolling out of its own digital currency this year.

The Central Bank of The Bahamas says it has developed and circulated draft Regulations for the commercial roll out in May of its digital currency, The Sand Dollar.      Continue reading

OPINION: No! the idea of CARICOM is not dead – By Sir Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders

Kaieteur News – A commentary, published on March 8 by Camillo Gonsalves, a Minister of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, headlined: “Every Island for itself.’ The first line was unequivocal in stating that, “The idea of CARICOM died on December 16, 2020.”

Camillo Gonsalves is a Caribbean man, and an integrationist. Only deep frustration could have occasioned his decision to publish the commentary on his blog site. In the event, his remarks prompted a series of questions to me from Johnson Johnrose, a Caribbean journalist of known repute. I reproduce below the questions he posed and my answers.    Continue reading